2020 in photos

With the fishing season officially ending in Iceland yesterday(October 20th), we thought it be nice to take a look back on this season in photo form. Over the next few days, we will be posting photos from different areas. Today we are starting with Tungufljót, Norðlingafljót, Lake Thingvallavatn, and Sandá We recommend clicking a photo […]

Tying videos

Our friend Eiður Kristjánsson makes some fantastic tying videos of some of our favorite flies for Iceland. His videos are in Icelandic but with English CC and descriptions. Here are few of our favorites:   The classic Icelandic nymph "Beykir": Dry fly "Toppfluga" The simple but deadly "peacock"   You can see some more of […]

Tungufljót river update

The fishing season in the Tungufljót river started on April 1st. The first few days of the season were tough with cold conditions and ice on parts of the river. But with warming temperatures, the fishing kicked into high gear. The group that fished the river between 9-11 of April caught over 50 browns on 2 rods […]

Flies for Iceland – Nymphs

This is part two of our series on flies for Iceland. Check out part one Salmon Flies here  Looking for what trout nymphs to tie or buy for your Iceland trip? Below we have assembled a list of our favorites. Many are your classic trout nymphs that are universal, others are local favorites, but they are […]

Flies for Iceland – Salmon Flies

This is part one of our series of flies for Iceland. Looking for what salmon flies to tie or buy for your Iceland trip? Below we have assembled a list of our favorites. Take a look at any Salmon logbook in Iceland and you will see these names over and over again. Red Frances (and […]

Fly Fishing Lodges

Below you'll find information on the Fly Fishing lodges we run and accommodation options we recommend for a few of the different areas of Iceland we operate in. Accommodations range from wild camping to fishing lodges (luxury and basic), countryside guesthouses and high-end hotels.   The (Southern) Highlands - The Highland Fishing Lodge Servicing Kaldakvísl, Tungnaá and the […]

Fish Partner on Social Media

Join Fish Partner on Social Media using the following links: Instagram Facebook Youtube We are constantly adding too our social media accounts with the latest news, photos, article and tip and trick on Fly Fishing and Iceland travel. And stay up to date on Fish Partner news in the news section: News     https://www.instagram.com/p/Bz75HFGHMt_/ […]

Travel & Hospitality Awards Winner

Fish Partner is very happy to announce we have been selected as the winner of the prestigious Travel & Hospitality Awards in the category of Learning Experience of the Year 2020 for Iceland. We would like to take the chance to thank all our clients for your continued support and an extra thanks to whoever nominated […]

Booking 2020

We have started booking for the 2020 Icelandic fishing season. Contact us for the fishing vacation of your dreams. Lake Þingvallvatn has already started to fill up for prime time for the big browns (April 15th-June 15th) as well as lots of requests for the main Arctic Char period (June-August). A new full-service Fish Partner […]

Orvis Endorsed

    We at Fish Partner are proud to announce we have been named an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Outfitter. Several decades ago, Orvis embarked on a mission to make planning a world-class fly-fishing or wingshooting adventure easier. We found a unique way to do this by creating the Orvis-Endorsed Program.   The Orvis endorsement […]

What species can you catch in Iceland

Iceland doesn't have many species of freshwater fish but the once we do are all wild and native and the onces you catch in Iceland are among the best sport fishing species in the world.   Atlantic Salmon - Salmo Salar - The Fish Of Kings For many anglers, the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) is the ultimate […]

Lifejackets at Thingvallavatn

Fish Partner has decided to request all anglers use a lifejacket at Lake Thingvallavatn. The lake is a beautiful place and an outdoor paradise, but, needs to be treated with respect as it is a deep and cold lake. To facilitate this Fish partner will be putting in boxes at each of our private beats […]

The Fishing Season in Iceland

The Fishing Season in Iceland lasts from April 1st until October 20th, but within that period you will face multiple different conditions, species to target and fishing methods based on the month or week. So let us break down the season month by month April: April 1st is the open day for several trout rivers […]

What to Expect in the Highlands

The south-central Highlands are one of Fish Partner´s main bases of operation, and it’s an area that will leave no fisherman disappointed. But what can you expect on a trip to the Highlands? Our three private rivers there: The Kaldakvísl (16+ miles long) and Tungnaá (8 miles long) are fished with 4 rods each and […]

Fly Selection for the Highlands

Having the right flies can be crucial for your fishing trip so we´ve compiled a list of some of our favorite flies to use in the Highland rivers of Kaldakvísl and Tungnaá as well as the surrounding lakes and streams. These are just some of the flies we use and know to be effective but […]

In the Highlands, by Hatch Magazine

Last summer we had the privilege of hosting two photographers/writers from Hatch Magazine, Earl Harper and Chad Shmukler. They have now published an article and photo essay about there trip. They visited multiple areas, including the Highlands, Big Laxá and Þingvellir We will let their words and photography speak for itself, see the following link: […]

Ice Age Brown Trout

If you have looked into fishing in Iceland you have probably heard the term "ice age brown trout" and seen people rave about their size and strength. But what exactly is an ice age brown trout, how do they differ from a regular brown trout and why are they so highly praised and sought after? […]

Icelandic Fly Fishing Academy

Fish Partner has founded the Icelandic Fly Fishing Academy. The Academy is an education center focused on passing on knowledge and new skills to fly fishing and outdoor enthusiast. Another aim of the Academy is to increase new recruitment into the sport, especially among children, young people, and minority groups in the sport. The Academy is […]

New river to the Fish Partner lineup

We are proud to announce that for the 2019 season Gljúfrá in Húnavatnssýsla area will be available exclusively to Fish Partner clients. This beautiful three-rod river whose name, Gljúfurá, means "canyon river" offers a little bit of everything Icelandic fishing has to offer. The lower section of the river has a great number of sea-run […]

The Trout Walk

Last Saturday the annual "Trout Walk" took place, where biologist Jóhannes Sturlaugsson leads guests on a walk up Öxará river viewing the thousands of brown trout that come to the river for spawning. Sturlaugsson also presents some of his research into the life cycle and behavior of Lake Thingavallavatn famous "ice-age" trout. The small and […]

New Beat in Lake Thingvallavatn

Fish Partner has started to operate the Kaldárhöfði beat in the southern part of Lake Thingvallavatn. The Kaldárhöfði beat (beat 4) is in the southmost part of Lake Thingvallavatn where River Sog runs from the lake. The beat also stretches south into Lake Úlfljótsvatn. 2018 is the first year Fish Partner offers fishing in this […]

Fly Selection for the Highlands

Having the right flies can be crucial for your fishing trip so we´ve compiled a list of some of our favorite flies to use in the Highland rivers of Kaldakvísl and Tungnaá as well as the surrounding lakes and streams.   Nymphs: Nymphs and emergers make a huge amount of the brown trout’s and Arctic […]

Arctic char

Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus), or Bleikja (Pinky) in Icelandic, is a member of the Salmonidae family (along with other char, trout and salmon) and it is the most widespread freshwater fish species found in Iceland. It inhabits a wide range of habitat from lakes and small mountain streams to roaring glacier rivers, but throughout its […]

Fly Fishing Show Party

Fish Partner, Wish4Fish and the Fly Fishing Show present the VIKING HATCH! The Fly Fishing Show Edison After Party! Giveaways, Raffles, Beer Cast and Icelandic Rotten Shark Eating Contest! Live painting featuring Jessica Callihan Sponsored by Abel Reels, Ross Reels, Tacky Fly Fishing, Alpine Leisure Co, Blue Halo, Einstök Beer, Cassette Optics, Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe Follow the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1924807201182936/?notif_t=event_description_mention&notif_id=1516371455097331 or click the image on the […]

What to Expect in the Highlands

The south-central Highlands are one of Fish Partner´s main bases of operation, and it’s an area that will leave no fisherman disappointed. But what can you expect on a trip to the Highlands? Our three private rivers there: The Kaldakvísl (16+ miles long) and Tungnaá (8 miles long) are fished with 4 rods each and […]

Fish Partner 2018 Brochure

It is show season and therefore we have our 2018 brochure out! See the viewing window below and click full screen for a better view. Fish Partner will be attending the following shows: Denver - The Fly Fishing Show, 5-7 January Edison - The Fly Fishing Show, 26-28 January Pleasanton - The Fly Fishing Show, […]

The Hidden is now Online!

The Hidden is finally out! Western Waters Media officially posted their winning film from IF4 2017 free to the public. Some of you may have seen it at the IF4 festival last year. For those of you who haven't seen it, it is worth 15 minutes of your life. Fish Partner had the privilege of […]

The Annual Fish Partner Lottery

As some of you know we at Fish Partner always have an annual lottery for a fishing trip in Iceland. Participants have entered by subscribing to our newsletter on the Fly Fishing Show. The prize this year is a fishing trip in Iceland - two days trip with a guide in the Icelandic Highlands! Winners […]

The Hidden Best Film at IF4

“The Hidden” was recently named the best film at the IF4 Film Festival. Fish Partner is honored to be a part of this great project. Congratulations and big thanks to our friends who made this happen Spencer Higa Derek Olthuis Phil Tuttle and Cortney Boice! The Hidden will be available online shortly. We will keep you posted!

Thingvallavatn 2018 is Selling Fast

The legendary ice age brown trout of Lake Thingvallavatn is surely a fish of a lifetime for many anglers. We at Fish Partner operate five exclusive beats in Lake Thingvallavatn. The prime-time, May, is selling out quick, so for those who have not yet booked their trip, you better act fast. For more information the trout […]

Welcome to our new Website!

We are proud to present our new Website! The new site has more information and is more accessible than before. We have added all our new beats and plenty of day tour options. Our latest addition is our Fish Partner Experiences – multi-day tours designed by our specialists. We hope that you will enjoy our new […]

The Fish Partner Newsletter

We at Fish Partner love to share the joy of fishing. Fly fishing is our passion and therefore we think about it all day, every day. Since the season is short here in Iceland we have to talk and write about fishing when we are not actually fishing. For that we use the "Fish Partner News" - our monthly newsletter. To read past issues or to subscribe to our the Fish Partner News click the links below.

 

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